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Re: Procedural Languages

From: Chris Travers <chris(dot)travers(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: John Townsend <jtownsend(at)advancedformulas(dot)com>
Cc: Mike Toews <mwtoews(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Procedural Languages
Date: 2012-06-01 03:52:43
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Minor correction

On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 1:57 PM, John Townsend
<jtownsend(at)advancedformulas(dot)com> wrote:

> Fortran was the first computer language for me. (I guess that reveals my age
> :-) )

Fortran was my second computer language, but I hated it.
> PL/pgSQL is easy to learn for me since it is pascal like. It appears this is
> the one to use, if you want to write maintainable code for others. (Next
> choice might be Perl*).
> PL/pgSQL was the choice by Postbooks. Almost 1300 functions (counting
> triggers) are used for the open source addition. It's a good example of how
> to do build a nice PG app.
> But I don't like the environment, namely using Qt and C++. Of course, if you
> have this environment already setup, and you are a good C++ programmer, then
> it will not be easy.
> *Perl was used in SMB Ledger.

Minor correction:

LedgerSMB uses Perl in the middle layer around the database.  All our
stored procedures are in SQL or PL/PGSQL depending on complexity of
operations and inputs.

Best Wishes,
Chris Travers

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